iNaturalist Community Fundraising






iNaturalist is the most revolutionary tool of nature engagement that I've ever used.  It's changed the way that I go outside, and I've met some of my best friends from this naturalist community.  It is one of the world’s largest communities dedicated to biodiversity. It's free to use, but needs your support to keep it going.

This global community of nature lovers shares knowledge and generates irreplaceable biodiversity data. Please consider a one-time or recurring gift to keep it thriving for years to come.

Here's what your gift can do:

$13 stores 10,000 photos for a year

$33 sends one day of email updates

$150 supports the iNat Forum for a month

$500 runs the servers for 24 hours

The future of iNaturalist is in your hands. Can you chip in?

iNaturalist is a joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society. All donations will be received by the California Academy of Sciences, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt not-for-profit organization based on the United States of America (EIN 94-1156258).

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    Happy Belated Birthday, Sam! Thank you for supporting this wonderful app.

    Rick and Lisa | $31.37

    Mobi Warren | $13.77/OT

    Masako Fujinami | $31.37

    Joseph & Pat

    Thanks, Sam for all your years of dedication to Texas native plants and all things natural. You are so appreciated.

    Mary OHara | $77.95/OT

    Greg Hughes | $50/OT

    Happy Birthday Sam, and thanks for all the help with identifying things I find!

    Anonymous | $150

    Kim & Ray Conrow | $77.95

    Happy Birthday Sam! Thanks for all you do for nature!

    Ann Sansone | $31.37

    Thanks to Sam’s enthusiastic INaturalist demonstrations and presentations I, and many other North Texas Master Naturalists, have become better observers of our most precious flora and fauna. Grateful for this resource and for Sam!

    Melanie Schuchart | $21.17

    Happy Birthday Sam Kieschnick


    I'd like to give a dollar for each observation @sambiology made this year, but I can't afford it...